Rick is a member of the Delaware Corporate Counseling Group, which focuses on corporate governance and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and corporate control contests. His work often involves counseling boards of directors and board committees, including special committees of directors appointed to negotiate mergers or other significant transactions. Rick also serves as Head of Legal Policy at B Lab, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible business practices.
Rick has been recognized as one of the 10 most highly regarded corporate governance lawyers worldwide by The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers and selected by The Best Lawyers in America as Delaware Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year and Delaware Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year. He has been named one of the 500 leading lawyers in the United States by the Lawdragon guide, selected for inclusion in Delaware Super Lawyers, and is listed in the Delaware Corporate/M&A category in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
He is the author of three books: Benefit Corporation Law and Governance: Pursuing Profit with Purpose (2017), The Public Benefit Corporation Guidebook (2016) and The Delaware Corporation; Legal Aspects of Organization and Operation 1-5th C.P.S. (BNA, 2014) and has written numerous articles, including M&A Under Delaware’s Public Benefit Statute: A Hypothetical Tour, Harvard Business Law Review (forthcoming); Forum Selection Bylaws: Where We Are and Where We Go From Here (Insights 2013); The Multi-Jurisdictional Stockholder Litigation Problem and the Forum Selection Solution (Corporate Counsel Weekly, 2011); Responding to Unsolicited Takeover Offers (Conference Board, 2009); Power to the Franchise or the Fiduciaries?: An Analysis of the Limits on Stockholder Activist Bylaws (Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, 2008); and An Optimal Mix of Clarity and Flexibility (Delaware Lawyer, Spring 2008).